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West Bengal Election 2021 | Stray violence, attack on candidates mark last phase of Bengal polls

Voting is being held in 11,860 polling stations of 35 constituencies -- 11 each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in north Kolkata.

April 29, 2021 / 02:08 PM IST
Long queues of voters are seen outside a polling booth in Banpara area of Purba Bardhaman district, West Bengal. (Image: ANI)

Long queues of voters are seen outside a polling booth in Banpara area of Purba Bardhaman district, West Bengal. (Image: ANI)

Stray incidents of violence were reported on Thursday from several areas where voting is underway for the eighth and last phase of assembly elections in Bengal, but the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.80 per cent turnout till 11 am, EC officials said.

Voting is being held in 11,860 polling stations of 35 constituencies -- 11 each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in north Kolkata.

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One person was killed and two others injured as a car hit them in Murshidabad district, hours before the polling exercise began, triggering tension in the area, a police officer said earlier in the day.